Today the average consumer is three to four generations removed from agriculture. Many of the population that fall into this group live in more urban areas. The 2018 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum will focus on this gap with their theme title “Navigating the Rural-Urban Divide in Wisconsin.”
This year the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 on the UW-Madison campus. The forum is scheduled to run from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in Varsity Hall II at the Union South located at 1308 West Dayton Street in Madison. Registration is open for the 2018
Since the program theme for 2018 is, “Navigating the Rural-Urban Divide in Wisconsin” morning presentations will focus on the current situation and price outlook for Wisconsin’s farm economy. The outlook for the Wisconsin farm economy will including farm income and input costs, dairy, corn and soybeans, livestock, and specialty crops. The afternoon will start with a keynote presentation by UW’s own Dr. Katherine Cramer, author of the book The Politics of Resentment. This will then be followed by presentations on the public and private perspectives of Wisconsin agribusiness and the rural-urban divide.
Registration is now open for the 2016 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum. The registration fee for the forum is $20.00 and the cost covers both lunch and the forum.
To see the agenda and register online, visit: https://renk.aae.wisc.edu/ag-outlook-forum/.